Category Archives: Events & Announcements!

COVID-19 Emergency Ordinance!

EC Family! Faced with an alarming surge in COVID-19 cases, the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday passed an emergency ordinance requiring that citizens wear face coverings in most indoor public places, effective today, Wednesday 6/24/20 at 5pm. https://go.activecalendar.com/pinellascounty/site/pressrelease/event/bcc-passes-emergency-ordinance-requiring-face-coverings/ What does that mean for you? You must wear a face covering while in […]

THE WALKING DEAD WILL RISE AGAIN IN SPECIAL ‘NEGAN LIVES #1’ STORY JULY 1st!

It’s no secret that comic book shops have had a rough go of it during the COVID crisis. From distribution being temporarily shut down, to people sheltering in place, to figuring out curb-side pick up or delivery, it hasn’t been easy. Well, Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard wanted to see if they could do something […]

FREE MARVEL “BACK IN ACTION” PRINT!

Wednesday, June 24th at 11am Marvel Comics and Emerald City are celebrating being “Back in Action” with a FREE PRINT by Ron Lim! The first TEN Guests who purchase a Marvel comic book starting at 11am Wednesday, June 24th will receive this print!

WEDNESDAY IS NEW COMIC BOOK DAY!

Enough people have asked us about this, so we want to put this out so we’re all on the same page: DC Comics has declared Tuesdays as their new release day, but have not yet found a way to reliably get their comics to stores early enough for that to happen (we get comics on […]

DC Comics and YOU!

You may have heard by now that DC Comics recently announced that they’re leaving Diamond, the main comic book distributor, for other comic distributors. We’ve heard a lot of people worried about how that will change their subscriptions, and wondering what kind of delays to expect for DC books. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YOU? […]

EC BOOK CLUB – DEADLY CLASS TP VOL 05 CAROUSEL

Wednesday, July 1st from 6:30pm to 7:30pm The Emerald City Book Club meets the FIRST WEDNESDAY of the month from 6:30-7:30 pm, in “The Hub” at the center of the store (or by remote conference on Zoom during the COVID-19 crisis), to chat about the featured book. We usually begin each meeting with a “Comics […]

New Comics & Books for 6/3/2020!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!   Featured Comics: CATWOMAN 80TH ANNIVERSARY 100 PAGE SUPER SPECTACULAR #1 DC COMICS (W) Ed Brubaker & Various (A) Cameron Stewart & Various (CA) Joëlle Jones Our gal Catwoman is turning 80 next year (and looking very good, if we meow say), and DC is celebrating […]

KIDS RAFFLE!

Saturday, June 6th from 11am to 8pm ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* a prize assortment of some kid-friendly toys, a game, & a book! EC is a safe space! * ONE entry per person, please. No purchase necessary to enter! Winners do not need to be […]

Black Widow raffle!

Wednesday, May 27th from 11am to 7pm! All Guests all day can enter our FREE raffle to win* 1 of 2 copies of the BLACK WIDOW#1 TRAVIS CHAREST “PRE-RELEASE”VARIANT COVER! The series will be released later this year! BLACK WIDOW #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Kelly Thompson (A) Elena Casagrande Best-selling, Eisner-nominated writer Kelly Thompson (CAPTAIN […]

MEMORIAL DAY SALE!

Monday, May 25th from 11am to 7pm EC will be OPEN during our REGULAR HOURS of 11am – 7pm on Monday! ALL DAY MONDAY, May 25th, SAVE 10% on ALL BOOKS & GRAPHIC NOVELS AND ALL GAMES & GAMING SUPPLIES THROUGHOUT THE STORE – AND ON OUR ONLINE SHOP! We give much thanks to those […]

EC BOOK CLUB – THE MAGIC ORDER BY MARK MILLAR & OLIVIER COIPEL!

Wednesday, June 3rd from 6:30pm to 7:30pm The Emerald City Book Club meets the FIRST WEDNESDAY of the month from 6:30-7:30 pm, in “The Hub” at the center of the store (or by remote conference on Zoom during the COVID-19 crisis), to chat about the featured book. We usually begin each meeting with a “Comics […]

STAR WARS DAY – “MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU!”

Monday, May 4th from 11am to 6pm To celebrate Star Wars Day (“May the 4th be with you!”) AND our official re-opening to the public, we are offering 10% OFF all Star Wars merchandise in the store! [We are re-opening in accordance with the Governor’s new orders of 25% capacity and 6’ distancing. For more […]

Re-opened to Guests Monday 5/4/20!

Great news, EC Family! In accordance with the Florida Governor’s new orders of 25% capacity and 6’ distancing, we re-opened our doors to Guests on Monday, May 4th!  Starting Friday, May 8th, these will be our hours: Sundays 12-6 Mondays – Thursdays 11-7 Fridays & Saturdays 11-8   We care about your health and safety: We […]

EC BOOK CLUB – SAGA VOL 6 BY BRIAN K VAUGHAN & FIONA STAPLES!

Wednesday, May 6th from 6:30pm to 7:30pm The Emerald City Book Club meets the FIRST WEDNESDAY of the month from 6:30-7:30 pm, in “The Hub” at the center of the store (or by remote conferencing using ZOOM if there is still a COVID-19 “stay at home” order), to chat about the featured book. We usually […]

Lady Mechanika’s Joe Benitez helps comic book shops during the coronavirus pandemic!

  http://www.joebenitez.com   And if you’re new to Lady Mechanika, here’s a link to read Issue #0 (from the FCBD issue) for FREE! http://www.joebenitez.com/lmfcbdissue0

TKO Studios helps comic book shops during the Coronavirus threat!

We carry some of TKO’s graphic novels, such as SARA by Garth Ennis and Steve Epting! We offer curbside pickup and mail order if you are uncomfortable entering a storefront right now – just call 727-398-2665 or email orders@emeraldcitycomics.com! And our friends at TKO Studios have an offer of their own to help comic book […]

FREE COMICS FOR BORED KIDS!

We still have FREE 5-packs of comic books available for pickup while supplies last! We ask that you please respect a 1-per-household limit so we can get these into the hands of as many different folks as possible. As you can see in the photo, the selection is a wide variety of comics that will […]

VAULT ANNOUNCES LOCAL COMIC SHOP GIFT CARD INITIATIVE!

Buy a Gift Certificate at Emerald City Comics, and Vault Comics will send you free advance copies of HEAVY #1 and HUNDRED WOLVES #1, months in advance! Vault Announces Local Comic Shop Gift Card Initiative Vault’s LCS Gift Card Initiative has five easy steps: Call, email, or reach out via social media to your local […]

Sell your “indie comics” at EC!

Emerald City is always happy to sell local/indie creators’ comics on consignment! First, we review the work to ensure it’s relevant to our Guests and our image (creators can stop in with a sample of their work, or send a sample to email@emeraldcitycomics.com). If approved, we display the work on consignment, and split the cover […]

EC BOOK CLUB – FRANKENSTEIN HC by JUNJI ITO – on Zoom!

EC BOOK CLUB – FRANKENSTEIN HC JUNJI ITO STORY COLLECTION!  Wednesday, APRIL 1ST from 6:30pm to 7:30pm on Zoom!  https://zoom.us/download “EC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.” Topic: EC Book Club: FRANKENSTEIN by Junji Ito! Time: Apr 1, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/535209974 Meeting ID: 535 […]